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Registering

Registration is not required to view current topics on the Bulletin Board; however, if you wish to post a new topic or reply to an existing topic registration is required.  Registration is free and only takes a few moments.  The only required fields are your UserName, which may be your real name or a nickname, and a valid e-mail address.  The information you provide during registration is not outsourced or used for any advertising by Ultimateknicks.com Forums.  If you believe someone is sending you advertisements as a result of the information you provided through your registration, please notify us immediately.

What is the lock next to my login name OR why is my user status locked?

After registration, your user status is locked. This means you cannot post to the forums until you email us at info@ultimateknicks.com to verify your email (please include your username).

Once in a while we do lock users for whatever reason as a way for us to reach out to you. Email us.

Smilies

You've probably seen others use smilies before in email messages or other bulletin board posts. Smilies are keyboard characters used to convey an emotion, such as a smile or a frown . This bulletin board automatically converts certain text to a graphical representation when it is inserted between brackets [].

Creating a Hyperlink in your message

You can easily add a hyperlink to your message.

The trick here is to make sure you prefix your URL with the http:// or https://

You can also add a mailto link to your message by typing in your email address.

This Example:
info@ultimateknicks.com
Outputs this:
info@ultimateknicks.com.

Another way to add hyperlinks is to use the [url]linkto[/url] tags

This Example:
[url]http://www.ultimateknicks.com[/url] takes you home!
Outputs This:
http://www.ultimateknicks.com takes you home!

If you use this tag: [url="linkto"]description[/url] you can add a description to the link.

This Example:
Take me to [url="http://www.ultimateknicks.com"]Ultimateknicks.com Forums[/url]
Outputs This:
Take me to Ultimateknicks.com Forums

This Example:
If you have a question [url="info@ultimateknicks.com"]Mail Me[/url]
Outputs This:
If you have a question Mail Me

How to format text with Bold, Italic, Quote, etc...

There are several Forum Codes you may use to change the appearance of your text.  Following is the list of codes currently available:

Styles:
Bold: enclose your text with [b] and [/b] .  Example: This is [b]bold[/b] text. = This is bold text.
Italic: enclose your text with [i] and [/i] .  Example: This is [i]italic[/i] text. = This is italic text.
Underline: enclose your text with [u] and [/u]. Example: This is [u]underline[/u] text. = This is underline text.
Aligning Text Left: Enclose your text with [left] and [/left]
Aligning Text Center: Enclose your text with [center] and [/center]
Aligning Text Right: Enclose your text with [right] and [/right]
Striking Text: Enclose your text with [s] and [/s]. Example: [s]mistake[/s] = mistake

Font Colors:
Enclose your text with [fontcolor] and [/fontcolor]
[red]Text[/red] = Text
[blue]Text[/blue] = Text
[pink]Text[/pink] = Text
[brown]Text[/brown] = Text
[black]Text[/black] = Text
[orange]Text[/orange] = Text
[violet]Text[/violet] = Text
[yellow]Text[/yellow] = Text
[green]Text[/green] = Text
[gold]Text[/gold] = Text
[white]Text[/white] = Text
[purple]Text[/purple] = Text

Font Sizes:
[size=1]text[/size=1] = Text
[size=2]text[/size=2] = Text
[size=3]text[/size=3] = Text
[size=4]text[/size=4] = Text
[size=5]text[/size=5] = Text
[size=6]text[/size=6] = Text

Lists:
Bulleted List: [list] and [/list], and items in list with [*] and [/*].
Ordered Alpha List: [list=a] and [/list=a], and items in list with [*] and [/*].
Ordered Number List: [list=1] and [/list=1], and items in list with [*] and [/*].
Code: enclose your text with [code] and [/code].
Quote: enclose your text with [quote] and [/quote].
Images: enclose the address with [img] and [/img]. You can make clickable images by combining the [url=""][img][/img][/url]

Moderators

Moderators control individual forums. They may edit, delete, or prune any posts in their forums. If you have a question about a particular forum, you should direct it to your forum moderator.

Cookies

These Forums use cookies to store the following information: the last time you logged in, your UserName and your Password, if you set it in preferences. These cookies are stored on your hard drive. Cookies are not used to track your movement or perform any function other than to enhance your use of these forums. If you have not enabled cookies in your browser, many of these time-saving features will not work properly.

You may delete all cookies set by these forums in selecting the "logout" button at the top of any page.

Active Topics

Active Topics are tracked by cookies. When you click on the "active topics" a page is generated listing all topics that have been posted since your last visit to these forums (or approximately 20 minutes).

Editing Your Posts

You may edit or delete your own posts at any time. Just go to the topic where the post to be edited or deleted is located and you will see a edit or delete icon () on the line that begins "posted on..." Click on this icon to edit or delete the post. No one else can edit your post, except for the forum Moderator or the bulletin board administrator. A note is generated at the bottom of each edited post displaying when and by whom the post was edited.

Editing Your Profile

You may easily change any information stored in your registration profile by using the "profile" link located near the top of each page. Simply identify yourself by typing your UserName and Password and all of your profile information will appear on screen. You may edit any information (except your UserName).

Signatures

You may attach signatures to the end of your posts when you post either a New Topic or Reply. Your signature is editable by clicking on "profile" at the top of any forum page and entering your UserName and Password.

Censoring Posts

The Forum does censor certain words that may be posted; however, this censoring is not an exact science, and is being done based on the words that are being screened, so certain words may be censored out of context. Words that are censored are replaced with asterisks.

Lost User Name and/or Password

Retrieving your UserName and Password is simple: email us at info@ultimateknicks.com (please include your username).

What is COPPA

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and Rule apply to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act and Rule also cover other types of information -- for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms -- when they are tied to individually identifiable information. More information can be found here.


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